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Houston Astros (87-61)


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Astros turn to Zack Greinke in series finale vs. D-backs

Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. got off to the type of start that seemed to trend toward the bullpen having an easy game Saturday against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks.

But after needing just nine pitches to complete the top of the first inning and 10 to strike out the side in the third, McCullers labored through a three-run fourth and departed with 111 pitches on his ledger over six innings. And with the Astros (87-61) contesting their second consecutive extra-inning affair, Houston needed five relievers to complete its 6-4 loss to Arizona (48-100).

Yimi Garcia allowed three runs in the 10th to take the loss in what was the seventh consecutive game Houston has used at least three relievers. The Astros haven't received at least seven innings from a starting pitcher since Framber Valdez did so against Texas on Aug. 28.

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Leaders
AVG: M. Brantley.315
HR: Y. Alvarez31
RBI: Y. Alvarez98
SB: K. Tucker13
W: L. McCullers Jr.12
ERA: L. McCullers Jr.3.11
Saves: R. Pressly24
K: L. McCullers Jr.176
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .269 (1)
Runs: 789 (2)
Hits: 1374 (1)
Home Runs: 193 (11)
Stolen Bases: 49 (25)
OBP: .340 (1)
SLG: .442 (4)
Total Bases: 2260 (3)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.68 (4)
Runs Allowed: 589 (4)
Saves: 32 (22)
Strikeouts: 1345 (10)
OpBA: .227 (5)
OBP: .304 (8)
SLG: .380 (5)
Run Support: 5.38 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/18 T. Ivey Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
9/18 P. Solomon Called Up from Minors
9/17 B. Bielak Sent to Minors
9/17 J. Castro Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/17 J. Castro Removed From 10-Day IL (Right knee discomfort)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/14 J. Odorizzi Right foot soreness (on 10-day IL)
9/12 M. Brantley Right knee soreness (on 10-day IL)
8/31 Z. Greinke COVID-19 injured list (positive test) (10-day IL)
8/31 T. Jones COVID-19 injured list (positive test) (10-day IL)
8/26 J. Castro Right knee discomfort (10-day IL)
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